Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy


January 25th 2017

“I do movie magic; that’s my specialty,” Aaron said. They stared at him, confused. “Some warlocks do divination; some do healing; some do protection. I do … movie magic.” They continued to stare. “It’s considered an environmental magic,” Aaron continued, thinking a different starting point might take them down a clearer path. “I use an […]

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January 3rd 2017

Henry looked at the clock; almost recess. “I am one with The Force; The Force is with me,” he repeated in his thoughts as he put his books away. The bell rang. “I am one with The Force; The Force is with me,” he whispered as he straightened his hoodie and joined the mass of […]

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July 25th 2016

Heather went once with her mom (who liked Melissa McCarthy best), once with her older cousin (who like Kristen Wiig best), and twice by herself to focus on Holtzmann (whoever that actress was). “I’m just going to have to buy the DVD when it comes out,” she whispered, mentally allocating all of her babysitting money […]

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July 9th 2016

“NERD ALERT!” the neighbor kids called out when they got a load of Malcolm leaving the house in his Jedi cosplay ensemble. “Say ‘hi’ to Darth Vader for us!” someone yelled. Malcolm smiled. “Darth Vader is dead. You must mean Kylo Ren,” he answered back cheerily. “Are you going to save us from the Empire?” […]

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March 17th 2016

“Mike! Mike!” Pat called from the kitchen first thing in the morning. Hearing an urgent tone, he stumbled into his robe and then into the kitchen. “What’s going on?” he asked, blinking and trying to put his glasses on. “You have to see this,” Pat said, standing in front of the sliding patio door, still […]

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January 22nd 2016

They sat just up from Lookout Point in a dense snuggle of pines, peering into the cars. “Oh … oh … he’s trying it,” said the werewolf, noticing that one of the couples was moving to Second Base. “And … DENIED!” he snorted, rolling onto his back and laughing. “Yeah, you could see that coming […]

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December 30th 2015

Rory hurried back to his apartment, not stopping to accept the good-natured teasing of folks he knew waiting in line. “I’ve seen it 11 times,” he said in his head. “Yes, it’s good; yes, even Sarah will like it.” At home, he rushed to the couch and woke his laptop. “Two tonight – two at […]

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October 5th 2015

“It took a long time for his fame to spread overseas and, of course, it was relatively fleeting,” Dovic said in a measured voice. “The play and then the movie took so much out of him. He was not a young man.” “And you were his dresser the entire time?” Schell asked. “Yes,” Dovic responded, […]

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September 25th 2015

The mummies tripped the interior safety latches and released themselves from their tombs, shambling slowly into the museum’s employee lounge. Nefrina dropped into a chair with a grunt. “I broke a nail on that stupid lock,” she huffed to no one in particular. “It took the first knuckle, too.” Thutmose II pretended he still had […]

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September 9th 2015

Jarvis activated. “Incoming, Sir. Sonar pings back the contours of Wonder Woman’s plane.” “LASSO OF TRUTH! LASSO OF TRUTH! EVASIVE MANEUVERS!” Stark called out, running to activate the blast doors so it would appear that no one was home. The last time she visited, he’d revealed that he was older than the “suggestion” on his […]

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